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Any new development concerning dodosim p3dv4?

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ūüė謆¬† AI is operating in Australian mode.

I’m working up the detail in the VC textures right now. This always highlights any inaccuracy or ommisions in the 3d model so there is a bit of tweaking that accompanies that.

Simon has been moving things on including finessing the autopilots for this and a couple of other projects in P3d v3 and v4. Some of our flight school customers have been testing and giving excellent info on the quirks and subtleties so we can get it to feel right rather than just carry out the functions.

Unfortunately he suffered one of those horrible P3d crashes on closing where the program refuses to open from that point on so - that has been a bit of a nightmare.

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I remember that in the days of FSX, there were a lot fans of the Dodosim Bell.

And of course we are really missing a good helicopter in P3D.

So if you were a fan of Dodosim in the FSX days, maybe you can drop a short note to encourage the developers?

They would surely appreciate.

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Keenly awaiting - theres' sim¬† downunder still merrily flying on 32 bit P3d until the Dodo gets it's new wings ūüôā

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On 6/29/2019 at 10:51 AM, Dodosim said:

ūüė謆¬† AI is operating in Australian mode.

I’m working up the detail in the VC textures right now. This always highlights any inaccuracy or ommisions in the 3d model so there is a bit of tweaking that accompanies that.

Simon has been moving things on including finessing the autopilots for this and a couple of other projects in P3d v3 and v4. Some of our flight school customers have been testing and giving excellent info on the quirks and subtleties so we can get it to feel right rather than just carry out the functions.

Unfortunately he suffered one of those horrible P3d crashes on closing where the program refuses to open from that point on so - that has been a bit of a nightmare.

Forgive me if this is a feature in the coming version. When piloting a heli in P3D is the constant pressure you have to apply to the stick.

In DCS the Huey had a simple but sim changing option. You set the stick to give the flight you want and then press an Auto trim button. What this did was it kept the stick like you let go of it. A Heli stick IRL does not self center this option is fantastic because to have constant pressure on a Warthog is not fun or realist, the auto-trim changers everything. You make changes when needed and hit the auto trim. I hope you will think about this option, please. Basically, it makes the sim work like you don't have a self centering stick.

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4 hours ago, Nyxx said:

Forgive me if this is a feature in the coming version. When piloting a heli in P3D is the constant pressure you have to apply to the stick.

In DCS the Huey had a simple but sim changing option. You set the stick to give the flight you want and then press an Auto trim button. ...Basically, it makes the sim work like you don't have a self centering stick.

Hi Nyxx

Already done ūüôā

We had this back in the FSX version. The latest version goes several steps further.

In the old FSX version it worked as a straightforward¬†force trim that you will recognise from DCS. Press to¬†disconnect the linkage, move the stick to desired position and release to establish new ‚Äúcentre‚ÄĚ in the way a Huey or Astar etc does . The real 206 doesn‚Äôt have this feature but we thought it was worth including for sprung stick users.

 

For the new P3d version this is now linked into a 2 axis Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System - so if you choose to have autopilot in your aircraft and then activate any of the autopilot’s modes the switch changes it’s funtion to setting target attitude for the autopilot.

Turn the autopilot off and the switch reverts to standard force trim.

The autopilot has ‚Äúfly through‚ÄĚ override and is currently optional, but the number of options is getting a bit ridiculous for file sizes¬†so we might review that.

Some of our commercial products have an additional fine trim beeper too, which may get included. Anybody that has flown the Huey style force trim will know it is a bit coarse (my first use of real world force trim was a definately a bit lurchy but you soon get used to anticipating it and smoothing things out).

...and a big thanks for the support guys ūüôā

 

 

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Thank you, look forward to it.

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6 hours ago, Dodosim said:

Hi Nyxx

Already done ūüôā

We had this back in the FSX version. The latest version goes several steps further.

 

""The autopilot has ‚Äúfly through‚ÄĚ override and is currently optional, but the number of options is getting a bit ridiculous for file sizes¬†so we might review that."ÔĽŅ

 

So you are talking about moving control stick so many degrees, and auto pilot is overidden? Cool! Real world tech.

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Yes.

You need a centering stick to use that as it works on deflection - but with the force trim a centering stick is no longer the pain it normally would be.

It works like a real world 2 axis autopilot with SAS, ILS descent, intercepts etc. and depending on the mode(s) selected adjustments are made using the collective.

The control head has 6 mode selection buttons.

It is a bit tricky catering for all the possible hardware configurations out there compared to installing in a commercial setting with known hardware but we are trying to make it as flexible as possible.

Non-pilots are going to have a bit of a steep learning curve with the systems if they make use of them, and maybe with not over-speeding the rotors, but turning the SAS on makes it easy to fly.

 

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This all sounds "delicious". Hope you can dial all that in!

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If all the LVAR'S are there , I can map it in my pit...!!!

 

bring them on!!

 

great work fellows , looking forward to it...

 

Jorge

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looking forward to this.¬† have waited a loooooooooooong time for the dodo for P3D.¬†ūüėČ

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Hey all!

Mark thanks for the updates re the autopilot/SAS system and the buttons. What if any indicator lights or display will the SAS have? I remember asking Simon about the mode options back on HC but with its demise I've forgotten. Any chance of a sneak peak at the SAS head? 

The Genesys HeliSAS uses the following buttons: SAS, HDG, NAV, (SPD or BC), ALT and VRT. I recall Simon said one would be different. Could you remind me what the dodoSAS will have?

I'll be cutting all the amber segments for my new warning panel so slow steady progress being made here. With any look there will be a new dodo to fly it when its done!

Keep up the great work.

Cheers,

Stuart

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Mark et al.. haven't had any news for sometime now, how is it all going?? any news would be very much appreciated....

Have refurbished my Dodo controls for the event!!!

 

Jorge

 

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Hi!, just a hello and expecting a reply to say all is good and progressing!!!!

 

Jorge

PS 5000+ views has to be encouraging!!!

 

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Can't wait to see this in P3DV4...check the thread most days for an update...keep up the good work Dodosim!

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Guys, we are in the middle of the summer/holidays time ūüėČ

I'm sure that sometimes in september Mark will come here and update us.

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On 7/26/2019 at 6:53 AM, Rogue Trooper said:

Hey all!

Mark thanks for the updates re the autopilot/SAS system and the buttons. What if any indicator lights or display will the SAS have?... The Genesys HeliSAS uses the following buttons: SAS, HDG, NAV, (SPD or BC), ALT and VRT...

You are on the right lines Stuart,¬†No ‚ÄúBack Course‚ÄĚ on the unit we‚Äôve modelled. We haven‚Äôt locked all aircraft features yet so things are subject to change and I don‚Äôt want to give you incorrect information.

We have successfully tested the unit with Flight1 Garmins and one of our commercial customers is interfacing it with a real GPS (non-Garmin). We will be installing a an AP equipped aircraft for a U.K. flight school this weekend.

It is world helicopter day on Sunday so if you are visiting a local helicopter operator - keep your eyes open and maybe say hello.

 

Things have been hectic with on-site installs and preparing 2 aircraft types for certification, one of which is a P3d V4 206. Something has thrown the climb rate out which we have to fix. Completion men’s that next week we will be free to shake down specific home-user components. Lots of little things like a gauge isn’t switching between metric/imperial/mixed readout

 

 

 

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Thank you Mark, great news , unfortunately I am in Australia so no visit for me , although I would like very much to meet you guys!!.

Good luck (professionals do not need much) with the certification and looking forward as always to the Magnificent DODO!!!

Keep us informed as possible..thank you

 

Jorge

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